Chris Fitzpatrick

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B.S. in Neuroscience, University of Michigan, 2009

M.S. in Basical Medical Sciences, Wayne State University, 2011


Admission year: 2012

Advisor: Jonathan Morrow

Current project: The neural and epigenetic basis of individual variation in contextual fear learning in rats

Other interests: The attribution of incentive-motivational value to fear- and reward-related cues

Teaching experience: PHYS201: Introduction to Human Physiology (4 semesters)

Honors, grants & awards:

 FELLOWSHIPS: WSU School of Medicine Summer Research Fellowship (2011), NIDA Training Grant (T32-DA-007281; 2012-2013, 2016-2017), Department of Defense NDSEG Fellowship (2013-2016), Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship (2016-2017);

GRANTS: Rackham Precandidate Research Grant (2013), Rackham Candidate Research Grant (2015);

TRAVEL AWARDS: Practical Workshop in Confocal Microscopy and Stereology Scholarship Award (2013), Rackham Conference Travel Grant (2013-2016), UT-Austin Conference on Learning and Memory (2015), International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (2015), Society for Neuroscience Trainee Professional Development Award (2015);

RESEARCH AWARDS: Albert J. Silverman Conference Poster Award (2015), Michigan Chapter of Society for Neuroscience Founder's Award (2016)

Service & leadership:

PROGRAMS: CSHL Cellular Biology of Addiction Short Course (2015), FENS Young Investigator Training Program (2016), Society for Neuroscience Early Career Policy Ambassadors Program (2017);

SERVICE:  UM Neuroscience Graduate Program Recruitment Coordinator (2014-2015), UM Neuroscience Graduate Program Spring Symposium Coordinator (2014-2015); BrainRules! (2013-2016), Brain Awareness Week Volunteer (2015-2016)

Hobbies: Racquetball and noodling